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The current edition of this publication is a symposium of the present methods of treatment used by prominent authorities in both medicine and surgery. The list of contributors represents a veritable "Who's Who" of American clinicians in the various specialties, and the book covers all phases of therapy for all types of human disease. The subject matter is arranged according to the usual textbook classifications of disease and is primarily restricted to treatment. Preventive measures are indicated when pertinent, but etiology and diagnosis are not discussed except when they are an integral part of therapy. In some diseases the method of more than one contributor is outlined, and these may differ in accordance with the particular views or concepts of the authors. Editorial opinion is purposely avoided to preserve the point of view of each contributor. Long-established treatments as well as newer advances are included, depending on the preferences of
Current Therapy 1953: Latest Approved Methods of Treatment for the Practicing Physician.. JAMA. 1953;152(9):877–878. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690090101037